.45 versus .22 Who wins in a duel?


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CannibalCrowley
March 12, 2004, 01:41 PM
Neither apparantly, more evidence that placement must be king.



Cousins, Age 70 and 85, Die in Pistol Duel

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Two Mexican peasant farmers, cousins age 70 and 85, argued for years over water rights and finally faced off in an old-fashioned pistol duel that killed both, a judicial official said Wednesday.
Manuel Orozco and Candelario Orozco, who were also brothers-in-law, shot each other dead in the middle of a field Monday night in the western state of Jalisco.

Their bodies were found only 11 feet apart with one fatal bullet wound each and two pistols lying nearby.

"Initial investigations are along the lines that it was a duel because of family problems," said Jose Ramirez, spokesman for the Jalisco state prosecutor's office.

Manuel, 70, fired a .45 caliber Colt pistol and his 85-year-old cousin was packing a .22 caliber pistol.

Jalisco is the traditional home of mariachi music and the distilled spirit tequila, and is known in Mexico for its macho culture.

The two men had long debated ownership of a water spring that Candelario used to irrigate a small corn plot near the town of Pihuamo.

The disagreement began to get out of hand when a water pipe broke recently.

"Their relatives had spoken to them to get them to solve it but, as you know, older people are a bit more stubborn and obstinate and they never reached an agreement," Ramirez said.

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=XXKMMSDYALTX2CRBAEOCFEY?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=4546792

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MrAcheson
March 12, 2004, 01:49 PM
Nobody wins in a duel.

Topgun
March 12, 2004, 05:44 PM
but the "POLITE" index goes off the scale.


:) ;) :D

geekWithA.45
March 12, 2004, 05:47 PM
Dueling at 11 feet is like....a guaranteed wound exchange.

In which case I'll take my chances against the .22

MicroBalrog
March 12, 2004, 06:21 PM
and is known in Mexico for its macho culture.

And that's BAD?

Skunkabilly
March 12, 2004, 06:44 PM
As much as I think dueling is a waste of life, as long as it's between two consenting adults, why not?

Clean97GTI
March 12, 2004, 07:06 PM
at a better distance, the .22 wins.

More bullets are better than bigger bullets!

RED-DOG 40
March 12, 2004, 07:29 PM
Cousins and brothers-in-law :what: :uhoh: somethings a bit off here.

Deadman
March 13, 2004, 12:19 AM
Seeing as they both died, now they can argue for all eternity wherever they are. :p



Imagine if one had a .45 and one had a 9mm...

Weimadog
March 13, 2004, 12:34 AM
Imagine if one had a .45 and one had a 9mm...

One would be knocked off his feet and thrown backward as the result of the .45 grazing his wrist.

The other one would be shot several times in his brain and heart, but would stagger away, because 9mm is not a man stopper.

The one with the .45 would be a real manly man.

The one with the 9mm would be a woman.

RED-DOG 40
March 13, 2004, 10:45 AM
WHOA HERE, "It is not the size that counts, it is the way it is used" :D

Travis McGee
March 13, 2004, 01:20 PM
I've known some .22 target pistoleros who can nail coin sized targets all day at 50 feet. I would not want to face one of them. They could pick your nose with a .22 LR.

Diggler
March 13, 2004, 03:17 PM
WHOA HERE, "It is not the size that counts, it is the way it is used"

Spoken like a man who shoots a small pistol.

:neener:

killermarmot
March 13, 2004, 03:25 PM
it's nice that they don't give location of the wounds and how long they had been shot till someone found them and 11 feet :uhoh: that ain't smart.

If I were gunna duel forget my cousin/brother in law.....which is...:confused: well yeah anyway I'd order two of those old walker colt replicas from cabela's and have at it with those Barry lyndon style from like 25 yards apart.

one guy takes a turn, then the other guy takes a turn and you just go back and forth till one person has "gained satisfaction" that's awesome. and if you misfire that's your turn. 11 feet is like russian roulette with an automatic which some guy actually did ...STUPID:banghead:

standingbear
March 14, 2004, 11:33 AM
11 feet is like russian roulette with an automatic which some guy actually did ...STUPID suppose it was called a draw cause the first guy lost:D thanks..i need a towel now.

4v50 Gary
March 14, 2004, 12:06 PM
11 yards distance was not in conformity with Codex Duello. Besides, why didn't their seconds try to bring them to terms? They (the duelist) did everything wrong and I think we should invite them back for a rematch.

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